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The Veteran

By Kern Valley Sun / June 21, 2017

By Ashley Loza Kern Valley Sun The story of the Erskine Fire has been told and retold in as many ways as there were residents affected by it. One year later, the focus is largely on reconstruction; however, some residents were not as fortunate as others. This was the case for a South Lake veteran […]

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FYDO receives large donation

By Kern Valley Sun / June 21, 2017

    Press Release FYDO FYDO, the Fix Your Dog Org, is proud to announce that for the second year, a $1,000 donation from Wonderful Giving, initiated by Wonderful Orchard’s employee and Wofford Heights resident Cindy Meeker, was received. Meeker met Kate MacDonald, FYDO Founder, when MacDonald ran for Whiskey Flat Mayor in 2016, and […]

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Seventh fire in seven weeks

By Kern Valley Sun / June 21, 2017

  By Clayton Huckaby Kern Valley Sun The Highway Fire was reported to first responders at approximately 2:22 p.m. on Sunday June 18. The fire has burned an estimated 1541 acres on the Kern River Ranger District, Sequoia National Forest. Containment of the fire is currently at 20 percent and fire crews remain on the […]

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Prescribed burning

By Kern Valley Sun / June 21, 2017

Press Release USFS The Kern River Ranger District of the Sequoia National Forest is planning to implement two prescribed fire projects for hazardous fuels reduction this month. Prescribed fires will be conducted when weather, fuel moisture, and air quality conditions are within prescription to safely accomplish the project objectives. Fire managers plan to complete two […]

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Dog killed in Pit Bull attack

By Kern Valley Sun / June 21, 2017

By Kathe Malouf Special to the Sun Neil and Donni Higgins continue to grieve the abrupt loss of their beloved dog, Dusty, who was brutally attacked by three stray pit bulls two weeks ago. The trio of pit bulls came onto the Higgins’ property in Wofford Heights and launched an aggressive and unprovoked attack on […]

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Natalee home after dog attack

By Kern Valley Sun / June 21, 2017

  By Kathe Malouf Special to the Sun Natalee Spears is home now. She is playing with her brother and sisters and doing what little 4-year-olds do best. She is a resilient little girl who survived a vicious attack by the family dog. The little girl is healing quickly from the extensive facial injuries and […]

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We have a fever and it’s deadly

By Kern Valley Sun / June 21, 2017

  By Elise Modrovich Special to the Sun Valley Fever took six local lives last year, and that number may be wildly low, due to the widespread and chronic problems of misdiagnosis, underreporting and awareness related to this disease. The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) reports that the number of Valley Fever cases are […]

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Body found in River

By Kern Valley Sun / June 21, 2017

Press Release Nixle On June 13, 2017, at about 7:00 p.m., volunteers from the Kern County Sheriff’s Office Kern Valley Search and Rescue Unit located the body of an unidentified adult male in the Kern River. The crews were searching approximately 1.5 miles downriver from the Keysville recreation area, where a man was reportedly last […]

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Public Notice

By Kern Valley Sun / June 21, 2017

Press Release KVHD Kern Valley Hospital staff and Kern County Sheriff’s Department staff will be conducting a joint emergency preparedness training exercise on June 22, 2017. This drill will include Kern County Sheriff’s patrol officers, the SWAT team, Bomb Squad, a hostage negotiator, as well as staff from Kern Valley Hospital. This drill will be […]

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